North Somerset primary school earns praise from Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 June 2017

Churchill Primary School.

Churchill Primary School.

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A North Somerset primary school has been praised by education watchdog Ofsted this week, with inspectors finding the school is reaching good standards.

Churchill Church of England Primary School has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted this week after an inspection in May, with inspectors impressed by the schools teaching and leadership.

Churchill was rated good at its previous inspection three years ago, and Ofsted believes the school has maintained the quality of its teaching – despite ‘considerable change to leadership, staffing and governance since the previous inspection’.

The inspection report said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

“Parents are very supportive of the school. Almost every parent who responded to the online questionnaire reported that they would recommend it.

“They believe the school to be well led and managed, and almost all say that children make good progress.”

“Pupils speak positively of the education they receive. Pupils look out for one another. They enjoy the opportunities on offer, for example science workshops at the local secondary school.

“Pupils behave well in lessons. As a result of your school-wide ‘learning to learn’ initiative pupils are gaining greater resilience to tackle the challenges set for them with independence and determination to do their best.”

The school was told its safeguarding of pupils is ‘effective’, and Ofsted said: “There is a strong culture to safeguard pupils at the school. Those responsible for leading safeguarding are vigilant in all aspects of their work.

“Pupils say they feel safe, including online, and they have confidence that any concerns are quickly acted on and sorted out.”

Headtacher Lorraine Woollven was personally singled out for praise.

The report said: “You are tenacious in your leadership approach. You hold teachers to account well.

“Teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve have increased. As a result, pupils are getting the good quality-teaching and support they need so that they make good progress and any prior underachievement is tackled effectively.”

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